NorthStar Academy
Charting a Clear Course for Teens & Their Families

Staff Bios

Molly Zametkin


Molly is a recent graduate of the National Catholic School of Social Services Master’s of Health Social work program. Molly spent 4 years doing research at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and 4 years studying psychology at The Colorado College.  Her primary interests include adolescent mental health, substance abuse, yoga, nutrition, cognitive behavior therapy, and collaborative models of health care.

Molly’s goal is to earn her LCSW and continue working with at-risk adolescents. Her experience includes adolescent mental health services in the Washington DC public school system, and working as the assistant to the lead social worker for Alexandria City public schools.

Molly is trained in clinical interviews for diagnosis (SCIDs) and has accumulated 8 years of clinical experience including clinical research at the National Institutes of Health. In 2014 Molly served as a clinical consultant for the National Institute on Mental Health to aid in the development of an exercise research protocol.  Molly plans to continue her graduate education by pursing a master’s in public health and certifications in nutrition and fitness.